(a)    Holding Other Office. Except where authorized by law, no Councilperson shall hold any other public office, employment with this City, or serve as a voting member of any board, commission, or committee appointed by the Council during the term for which he/she was elected to the Council, and no former Councilperson shall hold any compensated appointive office or employment with this City until one year after the expiration of the term for which he/she was elected to the Council.
   (b)    Appointments and Removals. Neither the Council nor any of its members shall in any manner direct or request the appointment or removal of any City administrative officers or employees whom the City Manager or any of his/her subordinates are empowered to appoint, but the Council may express its views and fully and freely discuss with the City Manager anything pertaining to appointment and removal of such officers and employees.
   (c)    Interference with Administration. Except for the purpose of inquiries and investigations under Section 2.10, the Council or its members shall deal with City officers and employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the City Manager solely through the City Manager, and neither the Council nor its members shall give orders to or make requests of any such officer or employee, either publicly or privately.